Isn’t it gorgeous?!
I love it!
*gets dizzy and stops twirling to lie down*
The cover was designed by amazing and talented Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations. #totalgirlcrush
I *may* have cried when I saw it.
Months of writing, months of revising and editing, and almost a year after writing the first scene of Geoducks, seeing the cover is what made it all feel real.
I wrote a book.
A book that drops in less than two weeks!
This is an amazing time to be an Indie author. I’ve been incredibly lucky to have the most supportive friends and writing community cheering me on as I go through this process. To all who have been there along the way, thank you! I’m over-the-moon happy to be sharing the cover with you today!
After figuring out how to pronounce geoduck and finding out what it is (often the result of a traumatic search on Google), people ask me why the heck my book title is Geoducks Are for Lovers.
Geoducks is just one of those fun words that make me smile. But there are other reasons the world’s largest burrowing clam is a key element of the title and plays a fun, but significant role in the story of Geoducks Are for Lovers beyond its phallic appearance and the endless euphemisms. Speaking of euphemism, if someone (a man) (most likely inebriated) (in a bar) (at night) asks if you want to go geoduck hunting, it probably doesn’t involve a bucket and a shovel. You’ve been warned.
First reason for the book title: geoducks are native to the Pacific Northwest and the Puget Sound, which is the setting of Geoducks Are for Lovers.
More reasons later…
First, a little more information on this bivalve.
Here’s a fascinating, and at times shocking and maybe NSFW, video of Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs exploring the wonderful thing that is a geoduck.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
I’ve had several people ask me about geoducks and how to pronounce this strange word when I tell them the title of my upcoming novel, Geoducks Are for Lovers. In upcoming posts, I’ll share more clues about why I chose this title and how these bi-valves relate to the story.
Here’s some basic info:
Geoduck (pron.: gü-ē-ˌdək “gooey duck”)
The geoduck, scientific name Panopea generosa, is a species of very large, edible, saltwater clam in the family Hiatellidae. The common name is derived from a Native American word meaning “dig deep”. Native to Washington and British Columbia, the geoduck is the world’s largest burrowing clam. (from the ever useful but much maligned Wikipedia)
For more fun facts and some interesting/disturbing visuals, check out the geoducks’ wiki page.
More clues about the book coming soon!
If you have a question or want to leave a comment, I love hearing from any one stops by the blog. You can also find me loitering around Twitter and Facebook. Actually, I shouldn’t be loitering on either because I’m supposed to be editing & revising (round 3!). So if you see me, give me the stink eye.
Hope everyone is having a good week!
Sometimes I feel like this when I’m editing and revising. The cookie is the book.